Creating Ties Event

Ties that bind

As the signature event of Children’s Hospital Colorado Burn Camps Program, we are excited to announce our Creating Ties Dinner will be held in-person on Friday, November 5, 2021 at Maggiano’s Denver Tech Center. This year’s event will also include a streaming/virtual option as well. The virtual option will include a Dinner Box like last year to create the Creating Ties atmosphere at home. The dinner box will include pasta, sides, dessert, tablecloth, centerpiece, table settings, wine card, and camp fun! There will be silent auction and we’ll be using the same online and mobile bidding platform as in years past, Give Smart.

Creating Ties
Friday, November 5, 2021
Maggiano’s Little Italy DTC
Kick off at 6:00 pm; Program at 7:00 pm

All monies raised will benefit our newly created Thrive Endowment. We hope you join us for a fun evening filled with friends, food, libations, auction, and the power of camp. If you have additional questions, please contact Tim Schuetz at (720) 777-6292 or

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors

We are very thankful to those who joined our program, purchased a dinner box, made a donation, sponsored the event, purchased an item, or donated to the silent auction. Through generous individuals and corporations, together we raised over $110,000 for the Thrive Endowment which ensures any child who has sustained a burn injury has the opportunity to attend Burn Camp long into the future.





Strear Family Foundation

The Trental Family


Thrive Endowment

In 2020, we started an endowment dedicated to the lives of pediatric burn survivors and the power of camp. Keating Wagner Polidori Free PC donated seed money to the Children’s Hospital Colorado Burn Camps Program to create an endowed fund. The Thrive Endowment ensures any child who has sustained a burn injury has the opportunity to attend Burn Camp long into the future.

Because an endowment is an invested pool of money that provides a reliable source of income in perpetuity, our program can count on annual distributions from the fund. This provides independence from internal and external forces allowing us to continue to provide excellent programming to any child and/or family that has sustained a burn injury.

Because the Thrive Endowment can accept additional contributions from individuals, over time financial support will continue to grow. All gifts enable us to continue to provide camp at no cost to families in perpetuity. Click here to donate to the Thrive Endowment online. For additional questions please contact Tim Schuetz at (720) 777-6292 or

Community Events

We provide and participate in a wide range of events including, community, fundraising, prevention, awareness, conferences, and continuing education for medical professionals. Annually, we host community support activities for families healing from a burn injury. In 2020, we were able to hold our annual ice skating community event at WinterSkate in Louisville, CO on February 1st. Typically we hold additional community events throughout the year at different locations around Denver. Our community events provide opportunities to connect families to other families, the fire service, and community partners.

Burn Awareness Week, organized by the American Burn Association, is observed the first full week in February and is a window of opportunity for organizations to mobilize burn, fire and life safety educators to unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message in our community.

Youth Firesetting Evaluation and Treatment Program

The Youth Firesetting Evaluation and Treatment Program was designed in response to the need for specialized community services addressing youth misusing fire. The program focuses on helping youth make safer decisions. Due to health restrictions, we were not able to conduct multifamily interventions, so met with families individually or via video and/or telehealth.

We evaluate and treat patients with injuries from the misuse of fire, candles, electricity, lightbulbs, chemicals, and fireworks, and help families develop safety plans. We receive community referrals from fire departments, schools, mental health services, juvenile justice and parents of children exhibiting high-risk fire setting behavior. Families receive mental health intervention for these high-risk behaviors to help prevent burn injuries and enhance community safety.

Important Camp Dates

Family Camp
June 18 – 23, 2021

Summer Camp
August 16 – 23, 2021

Day Camp
Sept. or Oct. – TBD

Young Adult Retreat
October 28 – 31, 2021

Creating Ties
November 5, 2021

Winter Camp
February 7 – 11, 2022

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